1 How lovely are your dwelling places, O Jehovah of Hosts!
2 How I want to be there! I long to be in Jehovahs temple. With my whole being I sing for joy to the living God.
3 Even small birds have built a nest, and the swallows have their own home. They keep their young near your altars O Jehovah my king and my God.
4 How happy blessed are those who live in your temple always singing praise to you.
5 How happy are those whose strength comes from you, who are eager to make the pilgrimage to Mount Zion.
6 As they pass through the dry valley of Baca, it becomes a place of springs; the autumn rain fills it with pools.
7 They grow stronger as they go and they will see the God of gods on Zion.
8 Hear my prayer, Lord Jehovah of Hosts. Listen, O God of Jacob!
9 Look at our shield, O God. Look with favor on the face of your anointed one.
10 One day in your courtyards is better than a thousand anywhere else. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For Jehovah God is a sun and shield. Jehovah will give favor and honor. He will not withhold blessing from those who walk faithfully in truth.
12 O Jehovah of Hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in you.